Pediatrics for the Orthopaedist William M. Hohl, M.D. and Deborah Lehman, M.D. Discuss the differences between mature and immature bone that account for the injury patterns seen in adults and children. Review the acute and chronic apophyseal injuries commonly seen in children and adolescents. List the most common sports injuries seen in pediatrics. Summarize the diagnostic and management strategies for osteomyelitis in the pediatric population. Describe the emerging role of community acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in pediatric infections.
Sports Injuries Robert E. Hunter, M.D. and Robert A. Arciero, M.D. Review the key principles in the diagnosis and management of stable and unstable OCD lesions. Summarize the problems associated with the transtibial technique for ACL graft positioning. Highlight the important steps in creating a reliable ACL reconstruction. Discuss the examination findings associated with multiple-ligament knee injuries. Adopt techniques used in the reconstruction of a knee with multiple-ligament injuries.
Neurology of the Spine Jeremy A. Lieberman, M.D., John W. Engstrom, M.D. and Valli P. Mummaneni, M.D. Discuss the concepts of preemptive analgesia and the multimodal approach with respect to pain management in the spine patient. Describe the clinical presentation and imaging findings associated with intracranial hypotension and headache caused by a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak. Identify the differential diagnosis for a mass lesion present in the spine. Review the characteristics of a spinal tumor amenable to minimally-invasive surgery and list any contraindications to MIS. Recognize red flags present on history and physical examination of the back pain patient that warrant neurologic investigation.
Focus on Trauma Dean G. Lorich, M.D., Arif Ali, M.D., Daniel N. Segina, M.D., Michael S. Sirkin, M.D. and John G, Anderson, M.D. Evaluate treatment approaches to the knee dislocation injury. Review the staged protocol approach to the treatment of high-energy tibial plateau fractures. Describe the treatment approaches for complex fibular fractures. Highlight the advantages of fusion over open reduction internal fixation for the unstable foot. Consider the pros and cons of limb salvage vs primary amputation for treatment of the mangled foot.
Understanding Coding/Work-Up of Nonunion/Chronic Osteomyelitis Eric G. Meinberg, M.D., Paul Tornetta III, M.D., Joseph Borrelli Jr., M.D., and Peter G. Trafton, M.D. List and define the most commonly used evaluation and management codes for office and surgical care. Review the key coding principles in the management of wounds. Discuss the proper use of the global fracture care code when multiple providers are involved. Describe the work-up for a patient with suspected nonunion. Provide an overview of the current approach to the management of chronic osteomyelitis.
Focus on the Meniscus Robert A. Arciero, M.D. and Robert E. Hunter, M.D. Compare and contrast the inside-out and the all-inside techniques currently utilized for meniscal repair. Discuss the factors affecting long-term outcome after meniscectomy. List the indications and contraindications for osteotomy and meniscal repair. Describe the opening wedge osteotomy technique and discuss the effect of tibial slope on the biomechanics. Provide an overview of tibial spine avulsion fractures.
New Perspectives on the Hip/Lower Extremity Trauma Allston J. Stubbs, M.D. and Langdon A. Hartsock, M.D. Discuss the management of patients presenting with hip pain. List the differential diagnosis for degenerative cartilage lesions affecting the hip joint. Summarize the pearls and pitfalls of hip arthroscopy in the treatment of chondrolabral dysfunction. Provide an overview of the current treatment strategies for proximal femur and tibial fractures. Review the indications for use of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs).
Shoulder Strategies Jon J.P. Warner, M.D., Felix H. "Buddy" Savoie III, M.D. and Evan Flatow, M.D. Review the technique for total shoulder arthroplasty and discuss the significance of adequate glenoid exposure. Discuss the role of subscapularis preservation in minimally invasive shoulder arthroplasty and identify patients most likely to benefit from this technique. List the advantages and limitations of arthroscopy for the treatment of arthritis in younger patients. Provide an overview of the current arthroplasty options for the arthritic shoulder with associated rotator cuff arthropathy. Identify complications associated with reverse arthroplasty.
Directions in Treatment of ACL/Traumatic War Injuries Walton W. Curl, M.D. and Daniel Valaik, M.D. Summarize the current strategies and controversies in ACL reconstruction. Explain the importance of graft choice and graft placement in the success of ACL reconstruction. Discuss the role of prevention in ACL injuries. Outline the key principles in the surgical management of wartime trauma and highlight the differences from other types of trauma. List treatment challenges inherent in traumatic wartime injuries.
Current Cartilage Concepts Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A. and William D. Bugbee, M.D. Discuss factors related to cartilage loss that affect the clinical presentation. Provide an overview of the surgical options available for cartilage restoration. Review the background factors that must be considered before cartilage repair. Summarize the overall approach to the evaluation of the patient with cartilage defects. Identify the ideal candidate for cartilage restoration.
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